ABOUT US

A TEAM OF LOCAL EXPERTS DEDICATED TO PROVIDING YOU WITH THE ULTIMATE JAPAN SKI EXPERIENCE

Japan Ski Experience is a travel agent specialising in Japan ski holidays. We have extensive local knowledge of the Japan ski resorts and the accommodation we offer. Each of our travel specialists has spent multiple Winters in Japanese ski resorts and has the experience needed to plan your perfect Japan ski holiday.  

 

 

 

 

MEET THE TEAM

 

  Ben Thorpe

BEN THROPE
Director

Following 18 winters in Japan with the most recent 13 spent in Niseko, few can rival Ben's local knowledge. Ben manages JSE's Hokkaido operations.

Lindsay Colbert

LINDSAY COLBERT
Director

An avid skier, Lindsay spent 5 seasons in Japan before founding JSE. Lindsay's main focus is developing Japan Ski Experience to ensure it goes from strength to strength. 

Justine Anbeek

JUSTINE ANBEEK
Director

Justine moved to Japan in 2004 and joined the team in 2011. As JSE's business manager Justine ensures the company's operations run smoothly and efficiently.
 

 

  Sarah Mulholland

SARAH MULHOLLAND
Hakuba Area Manager

Having spent 16 winters skiing in Hakuba, Sarah is passionate about deep powder and Japanese culture. With vast local knowledge and experience of the area, Sarah joined JSE in 2012 and is our Hakuba Area Manager.



DUNCAN MANSER
Hokkaido Area Assistant Manager

Based in Niseko since 2013, Duncan brings local knowledge and enthusiasm for Japan to the team. Duncan can provide first hand knowledge of why skiing in Hokkaido is the best there is! 



JURI MATSUMURA
Hakuba Travel Coordinator

Juri joined the Japan Ski Experience team in April of 2019.  As a Hakuba resident, Juri brings extensive knowledge of the resort and surrounding Hakuba area and an enthusiasm to share this experience and expertise with guests.
 

 

Ai Tomizawa

AI TOMIZAWA
Hakuba Travel Consultant

Born in mountainous Yamanishi Prefecture, Ai learned to ski as soon as she could walk! Now based in Australia, Ai maintains a strong connection to Japan and has spent winter seasons in Hakuba.

Yuka Nabeshima

YUKA NABESHIMA
Senior Hokkaido Travel Coordinator

Yuka was born in Sapporo and grew up skiing Hokkaido's World famous powder snow.  She loves to travel and has lived in Australia and Canada.  Yuka makes sure all holidays run according to plan. 

Bruna Magor

BRUNA MAGOR
Accountant

As an integral member of the Japan Ski Experience team Bruna has been visiting Japan for years and has a superb understanding of the country and its culture.
 

 

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